Supported Browsers

Overview

Here is a list of the browsers and release versions that are currently supported and tested for use with the OU Campus interface. Please note that this list is not related to the browsers that an institution may choose to support for visitors to web sites that are managed in OU Campus

Currently the following browsers are supported:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Mac OS X Safari

Opening Multiple Browser Tabs

When working in OU Campus, it is common to open multiple tabs to work on pages or files simultaneously. Due to the nature of browser limits and opening connections within OU Campus, it is strongly recommended that you limit your number of open tabs to four or fewer. Having five or more tabs open in the same browser will lead to a slow browser response. 

If you do need to have additional tabs open, a work-around is to open more in a different browser (i.e., the maximum four tabs in Chrome, and then an additional tab in Firefox). 

Browser Behaviors for Cut, Copy, Paste

Many browsers disable the use of the cut, copy, and paste commands via the WYSIWYG toolbar for security purposes. This is not a function of OU Campus; this is a browser behavior. The alternative workaround is to use keyboard shortcuts. 

Previously, the security preferences for Firefox, Mac and PC, could be edited to allow for the use of the cut, copy, and paste tools in the WYSIWYG Editor. This work-around cannot be proven effective for all Firefox users and the topic has been removed from the Support Sites.

Browser/OS Toolbar Support
Firefox Toolbar buttons not supported; user is prompted to use keyboard shortcuts.
Webkit(Chrome, Safari) Toolbar buttons not supported; user is prompted to use keyboard shortcuts.
IE 11 Toolbar buttons supported, but a message prompts the user asking if the webpage should be allowed to access the keyboard.

Firefox/Chrome/Safari

Warning Message in Firefox/Chrome/Safari

Internet Explorer

Clipboard Access Message in Internet Explorer 11

Keyboard Shortcuts

In OU Campus keyboard shortcuts work for all supported browsers and operating system combinations.

Command Shortcut Mac Shortcut PC
Cut CMD-X CTRL+X
Copy CMD-C CTRL+C
Paste CMD-V CTRL+V